It was here, alright. Was because, it’s all gone now. What is gone? Well, that would be a transforming DeLorean time machine, i.e. a Transformers with an alternate mode as a DeLorean. Yes. THE Delorean Time Machine as seen in the first the first two Back to the Future flicks.
There has been rumor that there will be a Transformers x BTTF crossover for sometime now and it is finally happening, just in time for the defining time travel, sci-fi film’s 35th anniversary.
The crossover Transformers figure is Gigawatt which, if you are familiar with Transformers cartoons and toys, looks like a remold of Sideswipe (yes, Swipe has downgraded yet again, this time to a DMC), or Siege Sideswipe to be specific.
In its disguise or alt-mode, as enthusiasts call it, the defining details of a DeLorean Time Machine is unmistakable. The same details can also be seen its robot mode. Details like the flux capacitor, the time machine consoles – complete with the dates and times, as well as the goggles which is nod to Doc Brown’s eyewear in the movie.
The Transformers x Back to the Future Gigawatt Toy is, sadly, a Walmart exclusive and last checked, all 1985 pieces have been snapped up. Well, that’s one brilliant way to bust your fans’ nuts, Hasbro. Way to go.
But I will be honest. While I felt a little sore, I am not missing it. I am more of a masterpiece person, plus there’s something missing from this iconic movie ride. It lacks of the DMC branding.
Apparently Universal Pictures Amblin Entertainment does not own that part of the vehicle. The branding, I believe, belongs to the new DeLorean owner which I think may have not stuck a deal with Hasbro and Universal yet.
I say ‘yet’ because, I am not surprise it will be a thing in future. Until then, no DMC branding, not a DeLorean.
Images: Instagram (@transformersofficial).